Germany – Challenges in delivering letter-post items

28 October, 2022


Deutsche Post, would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to increasing COVID-19 infections among its staff and severe shortages on the labour market, it is currently encountering challenges in delivering letter-post items in line with its high quality standards. These challenges are mainly seen on a local or regional rather than nationwide level but may affect different parts of Germany. Deutsche Post is working hard to limit the effects on quality of service; currently 80% of letters are delivered the next working day, with more than 95% being delivered after two working days.